Paper size: 27(h) x 37(w)cm approx.
Medium: Gouache watercolour Framing: Words by Paul Connolly mounted with illustration, date of publication marked on reverse
Price: $1,050 framed
The Bathtub, an original gouache illustrations from Good Weekend’s popular Kitchen Sink Drama column, written weekly by Paul Connolly.
‘The water tumbled, the bath tub filled, an ocean-holding beast of a thing. Nicola had once miscarried in it, James fainting onto the bathroom tiles after responding to her cries. Twice she’d given birth in it – Violet and Josh, like seals pulled from an oil slick. She’d sat on its edge and sobbed the day her mother died. She’d bundled Josh into it the night he came home staggeringly drunk, caked in vomit. This bath tub. Slipping into it now, she made an island of her face and, in the silence of the underwater world, listened to the still-strong beat of her heart.’